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the united states into the longest war in our history h this is a live look at the memorial at ground zero in new york where ceremonies will be held throughout the morning. here in our area, the biggest events are happening at the pentagon. >> several top brass are due to speak including president obama. we get latest now from our own melanie alnwick live at the pentagon this morning. >> reporter: good morning, tony. president obama and the first lady are scheduled to arrive here around 9:20 this morning to honor the friends, family and colleagues of so many people here in the d.c. area killed that day. this morning, a large flag was hung outside the pentagon, the section that was hit that morning, just as it was september 12, 2001, the day after the attack of 2001 when the flag was hung. not too long ago there was a moment of silence on t lawn at the white house to market first planes hitting the world trade center at 8:46 and 9:02. it was then we realized that america was under attack! here at the pentagon the memorial service begins at 9:0. president obama will take part in a wreath-lay
the united states in the wake of that antimuslim film. take a look at this map. you can see just how widespread the protests are. even though many have been violent, there were also several peaceful protests in many countries. and the violent protests were actually a lot smaller than some may have expected. now, many americans just really don't understand why these protests are breaking out across the world. joining me in studio now to help break it down, michael han lan, specialist in foreign policy. good morning, michael. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> i have to say, the first question i have when these protests first started breaking out, seemed to be a very serious situation. then as they continue to go on and be a little bit sporadic, i wonder how much is authentic, related to the film, how much of it is just an excuse to protest america? >> i think it's a great question. it's also very important you emphasize correctly, but in a way a lot of people haven't, these protests are generally small. a number of them are nonviolent. today it's already midday sunday and mos
>>> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. >> president obama makes his case for four more years saying, quote, i never said this journey would be easy and i won't promise that now. >> good morning. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. time now to look at the weather. >> gwen tolbart is in for tucker barnes this morning. >> i know this is wisdom's favorite day. he was saying friday eve yesterday. >> that's right. >> he is excited. >> closing it out. >> we'll close it out pretty good because we've got sunshine for you today. expected to be a dry day and it will be a hot one know. satellite-radar composite showing you not a whole lot going on right now. we have a few clouds and fog well to the west but other than that, things are looking really good out there. yesterday's highs, 84 degrees at reagan national airport. 86 at dulles and 85 at bwi thurgood marshall. 72 at d.c. 69 at baltimore. so another hot day. 90degrees is where we're headed. a southerly wind flow from five to 10 miles per hour. we'll have no shortage of sunshine today so looking good. i'll h
to continue working with the united states to ensure the safety of diplomatic personnel in their countries. meanwhile, specially trained marines arrived overnight in tripoli as the fbi investigates if that rampage was ingood a coordinated attack. the u.s. consulate now abandoned was a villa in benghazi. killed in the tax was u.s. ambassador chris stevens. a state department information officer sean smith also died. u.s. officials believe the fire bombing of the u.s. consulate was a targeted terrorist attack planned for september 11th and not part of a spontaneous protest like another at the u.s. embassy in egypt where, again in cairo, there was rioting in the street. all over an obscure anti-islam video produced by a california film maker and posted on youtube. president obama condemned at tax and then went to the state department to mourn with employees there. hillary clinton said the libyan government was not involved. >> this was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking
an end to such behavior. >> thank you very much. there was a rally in support of the united states in front of the white house yesterday. muslims from libya came out to say only extremists hate the united states. they held candles and talked about the impact of this week's deadly violence. inspired by a similar demonstration supporting ambassador stevens last night. the incidents overseas raise the issue of the cultural and social divine between muslims, christians and people of the jewish faith. we're going to explore that more in our next hour with a board member of the muslim society. >> over the past day we've learned more about this antimuslim movie which has sparked this outrage. it has called innocence of muslims. it had been written and directed by an israeli american. but both in the u.s. and israel have turned up nothing. antimuslim act at this visit who says he served as a consultant says he spoke with him yesterday and he was concerned about what happened to ambassador stevens. some actors in the film say they were misled about the movie and claim some dialogue was dubb
critics. >> mob of al qaeda sympathizers in egypt forcing the united states into making a statement essentially of apology. on 9/11 of all days, for something which we are not responsible for. i would say to the mob, go to hell. >> reporter: the administration later disavowed its own embassy's response saying the statement by embassy cairo was not cleared by washington and does not reflect the views of the united states government. the ultimate fear for the administration, that libya and egypt may be just the beginning. will this be contained in those two countries or there will be uprisings in other countries, as well? that's something we obviously don't know. but u.s. embassies around the globe have been told to on high alert. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> in a statement this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton identified one of the other americans killed. he is shaun smith a foreign service information management officer. he was a husband and a father of two. >>> the secretary of state added that diplomats and development experts stand on the front lines every day f
on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> reporter: speaking in the rose garden president barack obama condemned the attacks and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we jean all efforts to denigrate -- we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state departmento mourn with employees while his secretary of state said the libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya is still in america's interest and security. and we will not turn our back on that. >> ambassador stevens died trying to get staffers out of the u.s. consulate while the demonstrations raged outside. while there attackers fired grenades and automatic weapons into the building. >> this attack is a horrible attack. we condemn it. we strongly condemn this kind of attack. >> governor mitt romney wednesday had to defend a statement criticizing the white house's handling of the growing prot
.1%. >>> president obama and mitt romney expected to call benjamin netanyahu today, who is in the united states right now. the president has been criticized for not meeting with the israeli prime minister. yesterday secretary of state hillary clinton sat down with him, though, in new york. >>> mitt romney will focus on fund-raising tonight. he hopes to bring in $7.5 million for his campaign at two events in the boston area. romney spent yesterday campaigning in northern virginia. he met with veterans and their families in springfield. romney trails the president in virginia in recent polls. he hopes next week's first presidential debate will give him some momentum going forward. >> you don't have a great opportunity with debates to talk about my vision, vision for the country. the president will talk about his. those who believe we want bigger government, more intrusive government, trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will vote for him. those who believe we should encourage economic growth, support small business, and create more jobs will vote for me. >> that first debate will take pla
, the president of the united states will accept his party's presidential nomination at the conclusion of the dnc. >> choosing charlotte to host our convention was no accident. north carolina is a critical battle ground state in the election. >> reporter: the dnc chairman says this convention is anything but conventional. >> we're doing things differently than any convention you've ever seen. we're throwing the doors open and inviting thousands of americans to be part of this convention in many different ways. >> reporter: the dnc is known for its firsts. in 1832, the first dnc was held in a baltimore saloon. a hundred years later, franklin delano roosevelt was the first major party candidate to accept the nomination in person. in 1940, fdr's wife eleanor was the first woman to address a national political convention. in 1984, geraldine ferraro was the first woman placed on the national ticket by a major party. in 2000, the first jewish candidate. and this year, the first hispanic to deliver the keynote address at the dnc. preparations for the four-day convention have been under way for months. t
tonight. angry over that antimuslim video made in the united states. right now, egyptian peace keepers are trying to keep a large crowd under control outside the u.s. embassy in cairo. this caps off a day where several sought protest and violence, including sudan. while officials overseas work to stop the violence. officials in the u.s. are still investigating whether the assault on ambassador chris stevens and three other americans was a terrorist attack. fox's greg has the latest. >> chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador. the whole country has come to see. >> u.s. officials say a radical group is the leading suspect in the attacks. four people have been taken into custody. top libyan officials believe the attack was premeditated and highly organized. >> definitely wasn't deliberate, preplanned offense. every sense of the word. >> demonstrations sparked by the film said to denigrate the prophet moe ha mohommed. great britain and india. security forces in lebanon opening fire and killing one person. egyptian police clashing with protesters in cairo. tries
the locations in the middle east where anti-american protests have broken out the united states has actually helped push democracy including libya. as for that controversial film made in los angeles, reports are now surfacing the actors were told it was an arabian desert adventure and some of the most controversial lines mocking the prophet muhammad were later dubbed in. >>> learning more about the u.s. ambassador to libya who died in tuesday's attack in the consulate, a doctor who treated him said chris stevens died from asphyxiation from smoke in halls. stevens was reportedly killed -- inhalation. stevens was reportedly killed while trying to save members of his staff. tonight those who knew him are speaking out. >> my understanding is the reason he was killed is that he went back in to go save his people, his employees. >> three other americans were also killed in the attack. >>> a baltimore county judge postponed a bail hearing for a teenager charged with shooting a fellow student the first day of class. the attorney for 15-year-old robert gladden jr. requested the delay saying the teen
with him. >> i accept your nominates for president of the united states -- nomination for president of the united states. >> reporter: friday before leaving florida romney greeted supporters at a sendoff rally. >> the convtion was a magnificent and wonderful opportunity for us to share our message with the american people thanks in large measure to the folks here in florida and now we really do need you to get out there and get your friends to vote. >> rorter: the president meanwhile headed to el paso, texas, to speak to troops in what was billed as a noncampaign event to highlight the second anniversary of his decision to end u.s. combat in iraq. >> at the time i know some folks didn't believe me. they were skeptical. some thought the end of combat was just war games and semantics, but i meant what i said. >> reporter: but the vice presidential candidates were also in action. in richmond republican candidate paul ryan appeared with house gop leader eric cantor of virginia. >> i don't want to bore you by saying the same thing over again, but it bears repeating. if we stay on the
the united states. >> this is a day for the family. so it's only the families on the plaza. >> we are back and thousands of young people want to come here and businesses are coming back here in a strong way. don't count new york out. don't count america out. >> live pictures right now from ground zero. this year's ceremony was in the shadow of the world trade center. : congress came together on the capital steps today to mark the anniversary. spoke of the unity in the country. >> although the terrible violence of that day turned our world upside down. a collective strength and power. >> because as americans, we believe that every person counts. that's why we are so haunted by the faces f those who died. by the hopes and dreams that were extinguished. by the families and friendships that were shattered on that crisp september morning eleven years ago. >> house speaker said a greater good has come from americans standing together. >>> many schools across the region mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11. but in montgomery county, the middle schoolers got a history lesson. bob sat in on the cl
the next president and vice president of the united states of america. let's get on with a wonderful convention. >> joining us now from the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. mark, i want to start with this issue of healthcare because it was paramount tonight. at one point an emotional speech and film by a mother by the name of stacy lynn, her daughter zoe has a congenital heart defect. democrats are not running from the issue of what republicans call obamacare are not tonight they appear to be embracing it. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, tom. they're not shying away. they're using it as something that's affirmative. they're talking about seven presidents in 90 years tried to get this done. they're talking about preexistinnditions. they're talking about lifetime cams. they're trying to talk about a new -- caps. they're trying to talk about a new world that makes it more secure for all americans. the big cheer was for julian castro, mayor of san antonio, who is giving the keynote right now and so also they showed
to the rest of the world, no act of violence shakes the resolve of the united states of america. >> reporter: of the four americans killed in the attack in benghazi, three have been identified. family members say glenn doughtery, a former navy seal was working for a private security company was killed trying to protect the ambassador and other u.s. personnel. he was 42 years old. experts on libya think the attack came at the hands of an anti-american group intent on driving westerners out of the country. >> it looks like this was a pre- planned attack that was opportunistic from a jihad outfit that is anti-american and they took advantage of a demonstration outside of the consulate that was protesting the movie that slandered the prophet mohammed. >> reporter: officials in cairo said the demonstrations there have injured more than 200 people. and authorities in yemen said today four protestors were killed and 11 others injured, 24 security forces were also injured in the clashes at the embassy. shawn. >> paul wagner with the update. thank you. >> we're learning more about the u.s. ambassador
and burned the american flag. they are angry at a film produced in the united states that insult the prophet mohammed. let's get more from doug luzader live on capitol hill. >> good morning. as you mentioned, the u.s. ambassador apparently killed there we are still waiting for confirmation from either the state department or the white house. they are only saying that one u.s. staffer was killed. but if this is, in fact, triewrks it represents a dramatic escalation in the situation there. chris stevens, 52 years old, a u.s. aim bass done to libya. he had been a key player in the region for some time. he worked to help the libyans overthrow qaddafi. he was in no way connected by this video produced by an american here in the united states. he was nevertheless caught up in in violence. we have seen that violence break up in libya and in egypt. there is concern that violence might spread. >> in this particular attack in libya do you know, i heard reports of gunfire, rocket attack. do we know exactly what happened? >> you know, as far as the specifics, we don't. that's why we are waiting for conf
the united states is weak. this president does not understand the importance of american leadership. there's a lot of other information surrounding it that leads me to believe this was clearly an act of terrorism. >> what is described as an extremely rare briefing, president obama spoke with all four top congressional leaders thursday. the same day he issued a warning during a campaign stop. >> no act of terror will go unpunnished. >> on the road today, his republican rival, who was initially out front with harsh words for the handling of the attack, skipped foreign policy and offered a moment of silence for the four victims. >> we remember those who serve and provide us with the liberty we enjoy and the prosperity and freedoms that are a part of the american experience. >> white house was quick to react to earlier republican attacks. >> what seems to be an attempt to score a political point has been wrong and poorly timed. >> president obama ordered a security review of u.s. diplomatic securities worldwide. in washington, craig boswell, fox news. >> the latest on bomb scarce on two
to unleer a premeditated assault against the u.s. symbol on the 9/11 anniversary. >> the united states condemn inn the strong gels determs this outrageous and stroking attack. >> president obama con the attacks, and killing of u.s. ambassador chris stevens. >> we reject all efforts to ten great of beliefs of others, butu there is no justification toj this type of senseless violence. >> reporter: the president then went to the state department to mourn with employees. secretary of state said the lynn indian government was not -- libyan government was not involved. >> a free and stable libya isliy still in america's interest, and security. and we will not turn our backsba on that. >> reporter: ambassador stevensb died trying to get staffers out of the u.s. consulate while the demonsttion, raged outside. while there, attackers fired grenades into the building. >> we strongly conmn this kind of attack.k. >> reporter: mitt romneyep wednesday orhad to defend a statement criticizing the white house's handling of the growing protests which left paul ryan t personally deliver the campaign's loo
the ability of terrorists to come to the united states can be a very effective tool because it essentially eliminates their ability to plan or carry out a tack. >> reporter: more than a decade after the worst terrorist attacks on u.s. soil the u.s. has made progress but is aware that threats remain. >> we dealt them a heavy blow, and we will continue to fight this in yemen, in somalia, in north africa, wherever they go, to make sure they have noplace to hide. >> reporter: leon panetta says al-qaida has been decimated. osama bin laden was killed in a raid by navy seals, and monday the terror group confirmed its second in command was killed by a drone strike in june. >> they're probably not capable of a mass strike in the u.s. but it doesn't mean they aren't capable of lower threshold lower casualty attacks that are frankly more difficult for us to prevent. >> reporter: as for continuing health threats the government announced some 50 types of cancers will be added to the list of illnesses covered by the fund set up to help 9/11 survivors and first responders. >>> d.c. council member mary sh
, not the people or government of libya. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we are work with the government of libya to secure our diplomats. of i have avenue also directed my administering to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> protests continue in cairo, egypt. protest are danced, ignite fires and clashed with police. marines are headed toen force security in tripoli. >>> ate peaceful demonstration outside the white house last night. muslim americans, many of them of libyan heritage, gathered to show their support for u.s. policy in northern africa and speak out against the deadly violence. some of those at the event had met ambassador stevens and say they admired him greatly. >>> some other top stories this morning. a disturbing discovery at a day care facility in northern virginia. police say 29-year-old anila qayyum hay posterior mitt to take care of five children at a hem in woodbridge. but child protective services found 21 children inside. some were in closets and bathrooms strapped in car seats. qayyum
and south pacific and is expected to return back to the united states but after the presidential convention came to an end. >> if you want to be seen, go to china, right? >>> the edge on the district now. learning about another robbery and assault on capitol hill blocks away from where massland was found on the porch on the home beaten into a coma. the police say they not sure if the two attacks are connected but there are similarities. matt ackland is live on capitol hill tonight. matt? >> reporter: this was another brutal assault that happened at 2:30 in the morning on tuesday and this manied when the victim was approached by two men and they kicked him and punched him in the face, took his phone and got back in the car and drove away. and this happened again, tuesday at 2:30 met morn -- in the morning on north carolina avenue. police won't comment on if this robbery is connected to the massland case. it appears the person who used his credit card is similar to the description of the car used by the suspect in this most recent case. first, let's hear from a friend of the victim's and then
.s. embassy in cairo. the protests follow word of an anti-muslim movie made in the united states and as fox's ainsley earhart reports, they burned the consulate. >> reporter: this is the scene at the american consulate in libya on tuesday. officials say many there are angered over a film reportedly produced in the u.s. attacking islam's prophet mohammed. >> don't like to say something about their prophet. he is not osama bin laden. he is not anybody else. he is our prophet. he is the best. >> reporter: muslims find it offensive to depict mohammed in any fashion. a state department officer has been killed. another person suffering an injury to the hand. the rioters burning much of the build and looting some of its contents. >> don't make our people angry because they will kill, they will fight. they will do such a situation. this is the situation because of the americans. they want to say something about our prophet. >> reporter: a similar scene is taking place within the muslim community in cairo, egypt. earlier in the day, protesters scaled the walls of the u.s. embassy and replaced an ame
. there is no excuse for the consulates being attacked. and so long as i'm commander in chief the united states will not tolerate attacks on americans. >> chris stevens and the other three killed in the attack were brought to the united states on friday. there is no intelligence to suggest that there it is a pre- planned attack but the intelligence committee is not so sure. >> there is no high degree of confidence that it is or was not premeditated. there are still analysts who disagree from our civilian agencies and our department of defense agencies. i've look at all of the information. >> reporter: and the obama administration says it asked google, which owns youtube to look at the video and make sure it meets its standards. in response, youtube said in a statement, quote, this video, which is widely available on the web, is clearly within our guidelines. and so it will stay on youtube. however, we restricted access to it in countries where it is illegal. such as india, and indonesia. as well as in libya and egypt. given the very sensitive situations in these two countries. youtube also say
to be the next president of the united states. states. >> we'll have more of last night's big speech and a look ahead at tonight's address from president obama including details on a last-minute change of venue. fox 5 news continues right now. >>> live look outside right now. it is thursday, september 6th, as we bring the week to a close. one more day, friday, and then it is the weekend. >> yeah. >> happy thursday. >> happy thursday. >> happy friday eve. >> i know all the kids are back in school. it certainly feels like summer. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. >> i never heard that term before, friday eve. >> i think julie wright. ed that phrase. >> she did? >> we look forward to the friday because then we know we can sleep. >> for some of us who work on the weekend. >> that's true. we're glad you're here with us. >> turn is on vacation and let's take a look now at satellite-radar composite and show you what is going on there. some of you are see ago few light showers that are popping up out to the west. that will be the story in the course of the morning hours. a few isolated showers a
. >> shooting for progress of the united states. >> president obama back out on the campaign trail today just hour after peeking at the democratic national convention. >> here at home, another deadly case of west nile virus. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> straight up 6:00 on this friday, september 7th. good morning, everyone. take live look over washington, de. temperatures in the 70s. a little bit of humidity still hanging around out there. we'll check in with gwen in just a little bit. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. we'll get to weather and traffic in just a moment. president obama addressed the democratic national convention. let's go live fox's nicole collins in charlotte with the latest for us. >> good morning. the president made the argument that he rescued the economy from disaster and that the recovery would be compromised for a republican ends up in the white house. president obama making his case to voters that america is on the road to economic recovery but he needs more time to make it happen. >> it will take more than a few ye
. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the libyan government to secure our diplomats and i've directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> a team of 50 marines is said to be headed to the libyan capital. >> this incident is tragic. is it a tragedy. we condemn it. we will -- it is a tragedy. we condemn it. we will do everything possible to protect the american people. >> ambassador stevens was a 52- year-old former peace corps volunteer and veteran diplomat. shaun smith was an air force veteran and a married father of two young children. >> let us never ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it and in some cases lay down their lives for it. >> tonight u.s. officials are confirming the pentagon is positioning two warships off the libyan coast. president obama promising to work with the libyan government to bring the killers to justice. >> bob barnard tonight. more details this evening about ambassa
i did in a setting like that. >> when you're president of the united states, you are president of all the people. not just the people who voted for you. >> that tape was secretly recorded during a fund-raiser at a private home in boca raton. supporters payed $50,000 to attend. it came to light after an opposition researcher tracked down the person who shot and it broker the tape's release to the liberal magazine mother jones. the researcher is the grandson of former president jimmy carter. >>> there is a dramatic shift in the latest poll for the critical swing state of virginia. a new "washington post" survey out today shows president obama with a clear lead. the poll of more than 800 likely voters finds the president with an eight-point lead over mitt romney. the president is holding the campaign rally at the stadium in wood bridge. it is free but advance tickets are required. ticket pick-up began this morning at the stadium and at the president's campaign offices in wood bridge and manassas. a steady stream of people showed up for their chance to see the president on friday.
in september since west nile virus was first detected in the united states in 1999. >> the cdc says the number of deaths from the mosquito born disease has spiked 32% since last week, rising from 66 to 87. the lone star state continues to lead the nation with at least 888 reported cases and 35 deaths according to the cdc, but officials with the texas department of state health services say their figures show those numbers to be higher, with 1,013 reported cases and 40 deaths. the west nile virus has been detected in 48 states with human cases reported in 44. cdc officials say figuring out why this year has been so bad is no easy task. >> we really don't know at this point in time what factors may have contributed to this outbreak. we think it is weather related. why it occurred in dallas more than other areas is a matter of speculation at this point. and it's one of the things that we are going to be looking at very carefully when all is said and done at the end of the season. >> the worst year ever for a west nile outbreak was in 2008. with 9800 cases reported nationwide and 264 deaths. in a
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was the president of the united states. >> as i understand it, a call for d.c. statehood is not part of the democratic platform this time around. have you -- what are your feelings about that? have you been able to express any concerns to the dnc chairwoman? >> actually, for the first time, all of the elements of d.c. statehood for the first time ever are in the platform. the platform says that the district of columbia is entitled to full and equal congressional rights [ indiscernible ] the economy and to a local government with no interference from the house or senate. that is the sum total of statehood, the words statehood for technical reasons -- i hope it's only for technical reasons -- are not in the platform but we have never had statehood spelled out in this way in the platform before. so that is not a real grievance this time of the we would like to get actual word "statehood" in, but in many ways it's more important to spell out what it means. >> so i may be being a bit too picky then because of the word statehood is not there. >> you're not. there are, of course, some peop
around. can elect mitt romney the next president of the united states, and we can get america back on track. >> there's one more stop, this time in louisiana to survey the damage from isaac. back to you. >> craig boswell reporting live. think for the update. >>> obama campaign workers preparing for an event in three doe got a surprise today, a visit from the romney campaign bus. it drove by the rally site, didn't stop. mitt romney will spend much of the week in new hampshire preparing for the upcoming presidential debate. paul ryan is in north carolina today and will be in iowa tomorrow and wednesday. >> the clean up continues for areas along the gulf coast devastated by hurricane isaac and although the number of homes without power has decreased drastically, about 7% of louisiana remains in the dark tonight. fox's casey steegle is in new orleans with the report. >> reporter: no rest for the weary for emergency and rescue crews on the ground in and around the city of new orleans as the cleanup for hurricane isaac continues. today president obama will be visiting the region. in fac
in the united states. so i want to see what the class thinks about some of this stuff. is this going to help or hurt the president? and what's this going to do with mitt romney given how he's entered into this political issue? >> reporter: so you have heard from the professor. now we are going to give him the mic and let him talk to the students as he teaches his class about this issue. i'm going to get it from you in a second. >> so comments from people. what do you think? what's your first take on this particular issue? is this going to redound to the president's benefit because he is going to show leadership? does it hurt him because things are spinning out of control? some people said there's a potential for a 1979 type of perception when jimmy carter went down the drain on the whole hostage crisis? or is this going to hurt mitt romney more for politicizing? so any thoughts? go ahead. >> i think it has a strong potential to weaken mitt romney's campaign especially with the comments that paul ryan made about tying the defense cuts with the situation that's happening in libya. i think it l
's tied with the incumbent president of the united states. >> are you going to win this thing? >> i am going to win this thing. >> and president obama defending himself against mitt romney's criticism that the country is worse off now than when he took office four years ago. he told "60 minutes" steve croft the economy is on the road to recovery. >> we have 40 million new jobs, 500,000 new jobs in manufacturing alone. the question for the american people is do we keep moving forward and continue to make progress, or do we go backwards to the very policies that got us into this mess in the first place? >> the obama campaign is launching this ad that criticizes mitt romney on his comments over americans who don't pay taxes. the ad suggests that romney needs to, quote, come clean on taxes he's paid in the past. >>> more than 100 heads of state converge on new york city for the united nations general assembly. leaders started arriving yesterday, including iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. iran's nuclear ambitions are expected to be one of the hot topics, as well as the war in syria an
road in front of him. luigi set off to ride his bike across the united states. he has leukemia and just finished a round of chemotherapy. he rode through ohio and on to chicago, passed stunning views in montana. in just 35 days, he made it across the canadian border and on to vancouver. >> i think i told you when i left, i didn't know whether i was able to, you know, finish one day, let alone the whole ride. i'm here in vancouver with more than 3,000 miles and just, really happy. >> along the way, he blogged and raised money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. >> thank you so much for the support. keep them coming. >> and they did. he wanted to raise $10,000. he raised $25,000 and he didn't just raise money, he raised hope. >> by luigi being able to go out there and do this and say you're not in this alone is really inspirational. >> so many times i thought, let's find an excuse here, because with everybody following me here, i cannot say i'm sorry, i quit. >> he drew strength from friends and family. even from strangers. >> he leaves you with a lot of joy. i think that's the
the united states into the longest war in our history. >> there are events today commemmorating the attacks in new york city and in southwest pennsylvania as well as at the pentagon. melanie alnwick has more on today's developments. >> reporter: after last euro's 10th anniversary, many people this year's commemmorations have reached a turning point, becoming less political and more personal. prayer services at washington national cathedral, remembrances in the city of leesburg and at the prince george's plaza community cent enter hyattsville as well as service projects on freedom plaza and more. forty lanterns lit up the night in shampgzville, pep pen. thousands gathered -- in shanksville, pennsylvania. thousands gathered to remember those who lost their lives taking down flight to d.c. leon pan eight also visited the shanksville memorial monday where he toured the wall of names. officials hope by 2014 they will finish a more complete remembrance space scientist commemmoration ceremony will be held at the 9-11 memorial at ground zero. for the first time, elected officials won't speak at the
the unite confirm -- united states confirmed the death of al-qaeda and yemen's number two leader. he and six other people in the car he was traveling in died on monday. al-shahiri spent six years in the military prison at guantanamo bay. >>> the two men running for president will take a rare break from the partisan back and forth today. both president obama and mitt romney agreed to take down their negative ads in honor of the 9/11 anniversary and neither will appear at any overtly political events. president obama will spend the day marking the occasion with events at the white house, the pentagon and walter reed. mr. romney will meet with members of the coast guard during a trip to reno, nevada. >>> closer to home now a congressional candidate from maryland has dropped out of the race after facing allegations of voter fraud. democrat wendy rosen was running for the first district house seat currently held by republican andy harris, but according to the state party rosen cast ballots in two states in the 2006 general election and the 2008 presidential primaries. her name will still be on th
, the first lady of the united states, has just wrapped up her speech. it's a big night tomorrow. you see the crowd reacting. there's some of the dignitaries in the audience right now. the big night tomorrow is going to be highlighted by the acceptance speech of vice president joe biden and also the stalwart of any democratic convention in modern recent history former president bill clinton will address the crowd, also. there's a lot more of this convention still ahead. >>> republican presidential nominee mitt romney stayed off the campaign trail today while his vp nominee paul ryan campaigned in iowa. his message centered on that single question asking voters are you better off than you were four years ago? romney is in vermont preparing for the three debates scheduled with president obama. >>> the news edge on virginia, a memorial held in manassas this evening to remember two people killed in a horrific drunk driving accident back in 2009. the loss from that day still haunts family members. fox 5's will thomas has more. >> reporter: while this is the manassas intersection where a grand
in libya this week were returned to the united states. president obama, vice president biden secretary of state hillary clinton among the many dignitaries who attended the ceremony at andrews air force base in maryland. >> four americans, four patriots, they loved this country and they chose to serve it and served it well. they had a mission and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. >> president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the deaths. >>> a morning that began with friday prayers turned into a day with americans under assault on several continents fires burning, tear gas flowing, bullets flying around u.s. embassies. protesters are outraged by the attacks on september 11th and perhaps this anti-muslim movie. either way today the filmmaker is hiring lawyers. we have the latest from cairo. >> reporter: angry crowds with violent anti-american protests across the middle east and beyond. in tunisia at least two people killed and dozens injured during a protest outside the u.s. embassy. in sudan thousands of protesters gathered outside the
in the united states and is the only major cancer killer that has a rising death rate. there is no treatment for bank rattic cancer. >>> the washington nats were looking to reduce their magic number as they take aim at the division title. >> with a homer and four rbis, and he checks one to left. see you later. the nat are on top 3-2. >> would that be enough to hold off the mets? sports breakfast is coming up next. >>> in sports, the mets and nats paid tribute to the victims of 9-11 on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. as for the game, top of the seventh, nats trailed by one. tile are morris steps up with a two-run homer to get the lead. bryce harper knocked in a republican. he is my favorite baseball player. >> here we go. >> the nats have a 7 1/2 game lead over the braves. >> the nats are my favorite baseball team too. >> i think they're everybody's favorite right now. >>> the orioles hosted the rays, bottom of the third. hardy golfed one to left for the a two-run homer. he added another homer in the eighth inning. the os win 9-2 and are now tied for first with the yankees who were beate
next president of the united states. >> former president, bill clinton, commands the stage at the democratic national convention tonight. his strong speech comes on the heels of a passionate address by first lady, michelle obama and keynote speech from julian castro. clinton touched on key issues, the economy, it is slow, but steady economy. healthcare, immigration. fox's correspondent, craig boswell is live in charlotte tonight. greg. >> brian, good evening. the former president still on the stage who can hear it's so quiet. a crowd that is hanging on his every word. funny you should mention the first lady. huge applause. as of last night, a good sense to marry michelle obama. huge applause. let's pause for a minute and get your viewers a sense of what he is talking about. bill clinton placed the president's name in a nomination. he is talking to this crowd. take a listen to how the president is doing. he still has it. >> the president, the president and his education secretary supported community colleges and employers in working together to train people for jobs that a
topping our stories right now. the united states bracing for more protests around the muslim world today and libya has made arrests in the attacks that killed american ambassador. the identities of the other americans killed are also released. let's take a live look right now. the protests against that low- budget film that mocks islam have been spreading all week. a live look at cairo this morning. ntinued overnight. more are expects from morocco to indonesia. >>> on the campaign trail, president obama is at a private fundraiser in the district tonight and mitt romney is in ohio. >> romney was in fairfax yesterday. as tom fitzgerald reports, he had to cannes i'll moment of silence for the americans killed in libya. >> reporter: republican presidential candidate mitt romney's bus was met by cheering supporters at a park in the city of fairfax. but the event quickly faceed a detour. >> northern virginia could well determine who the next president is and i hope you make that decision to get me elected. >> reporter: romney said he was going to start the rally with a moment of silence for u.
takes place every two years and pits the united states against europe. this year's event takes place at the medinah country club. you can catch it tomorrow on nbc 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. >>> talks between the nhl owners and players union will continue today. the league cancelled the rest of the preseason schedule yesterday because of the ongoing lockout. the owner locked out the players earlier this month after the two sides couldn't agree on a new collective bargaining agreement. the capitals are scheduled to open their season october 12th at home, but that is looking more and more like it will be cancelled too. >> too bad. we need hockey. >> try to get it together soon. >>> it is now 4:54. coming up, controversy over the kennedy center honors. why some feel certain minority groups are being ignored. >>> first, though, the search for a stolen -- look at this guy. a stolen puppy. we'll tell you why the people who care for this animal worry he might be in danger. >>> welcome back at 4:57. a maryland animal shelter needs your help finding a stolen puppy. the animal resource foundation
to protest. >>> the united states is working to repair relations with muslims by airing a film that condemns the anti-islam film. it shows president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton criticizing the video. their words have subtitles in pakistan's native urdu language. the state department says buying air time in pakistan and other countries is normal. they added these spots are meant to help show people that american leaders oppose this film. >>> 5:08 is your time. weeks, even months of waiting all come down to today. coming up, we'll check in with people waiting in line to be the first to get apple's new iphone. >>> it's almost like the bear knows the camera is there. a florida homeowner put a motion activated camera with nice vision on his tree in a backyard. he said the purpose there was to watch wildlife. here you go, buddy. not disappointed this morning. the homeowner believes the bear was trying to get a bird feeder that he must have deliberately put in the tree to see if the bear would try to get to it. >> you know you're committed to wildlife when you're putting a motion d
at the obesity rate in the united states. a reduction of body mass by just 5% could help thousands of people avoid obesity related diseases. >>> you've probably heard studies that talk about the health risk of sitting at your desk all day. now one company is encouraging its employees to get up and move with recess at work. the health program includes hackie sack, four square, even tether ball for employees. maybe some hula hooping there. employees get daily recess complete with team building once a week. employees aren't the only ones noticing a difference in morale. >> it helps people's happiness and health and quality of life. we wanted to design a program that encouraged employees to get out and play. >> the program seems to be working. one employee has lost 60 pounds since the start. that's cool. we get a little competitive out here if we're playing. >> our little events that we have here. >>> 6:21 is our time this morning. we are under a weather alert for the day. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein here with the details. >> it's very important that you pay close attention to the wea
to keep a large crowd under control. >>> meanwhile a somber day in the united states as the bodies of the four american diplomats killed in libya returned to american soil this afternoon. fox's greg talcott has the latest. >> reporter: president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton on hand when the bodies of four u.s. diplomatic officials are returned to the u.s. the remains of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans killed in an attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, arriving at andrews air force base in maryland. u.s. officials are investigating whether the assault was a terrorist attack that seized to the presses in the arab world over an anti- muslim video. >> chris stevens was everything america could want in an ambassador, as the whole country has come to see. >> reporter: a radical islamic group is the leading suspect in the attacks. at least four people have been taken into custody in connection with the attacks. top libyan officials believe the attack on the u.s. embassy was premeditated and highly organized. >> this was a deliberate and prep
. >>> thank for joining us tonight at 5:00. >> the news starts right now. >> this is fox 5 news. >>> united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. >> americans understand attack in libya. in the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens, and three otherr americans dead following a vicious foattack on the u.s. consulate. word the assault was carefully planned. the president says whoever isoe behind it will be found
straight from japan. the restaurant claims to be the only one serving these up in the united states. the cows are pampered with hand massages and fed a special diet to get more fat marbling more than an average steak. how much fat marbling do you need? >> i've got $350 for you. just give me the steak. >> $350? if you're a steak connoisseur, could you tell the difference if i put a $30 steak in front of you and a $350 steak in front of you. >> i'm sure the connoisseurs could. more power to you if you can afford it. news 4 today continues at 5:00 a.m. >>> breaking news out of afghanistan where the anger over an anti-muslim film has claimed more lives this morning. good morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today." it is tuesday, september 18th. this morning a storm team 4 weather alert. storms moving into the area now, and that has power companies at the ready. dominion virginia power has crews on stand by from as far away as norfolk. here in the district, residents are preparing for the possibility of more flooding. news 4's megan mcgrath i
of challenges they face. >> yeah, i think school districts are pretty much the same across the united states in dealing with issues. i think we're still have struggling with the economy and i think that is a challenge for us. as enrollment grows, we need more staff to deal with that but we may not have the revenue. i think that will be the biggest challenge for my successor to figure out how to balance that. >> we wish you well. we appreciate so much you happening with us this morning and happy retirement to you. >> that is 10 months away. >> you got a little ways to go. >> thank you so much. >> kind of exciting for him too. >> to close a chapter and then for fairfax county schools to end one and go to the next chapter. >> start a new one. you kind of saw our live shot out there, a little gray and a little overcast too as they start their first day back. >> might be a few peeks of sunshine. much of the day will be kind of cloudy. it feels like miami outside right now. >> without the beach. >> without the beach and the sea breeze. >> right. >> other than that, just like miami. 76 right now in
of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indy advisable, liberty and justice for all. >> she was critically wounded last year during a shooting spree in tucson. she resigned from congress to focus on her recovery. >>> the wife of republican presidential nominee mitt romney is rallying women in northern virginia later today. ann romney is coming to leesburg, holding an event called women for mitt. it kicks off around 11:45 this morning. it's expected to cause traffic problems in the area. >>> checking the other top stories now, the district is reporting its first death from west nile virus and health officials say a second person has been hospitalized. these are the first two cases reported in the district this year. maryland has seen 21 cases including one death. in virginia, there have been five cases, but no one has died. earlier this morning tony spoke with dr. ivan walks, the former director of the d.c. department of health. he explained what you need to look out for. >> three to 14 days you may see symptoms. the thing that lets us go
in the county or anywhere in the united states or elsewhere. >> dorm is hit in the head when the flash of the gun goes off. he spent nearly four months in jail as a result of the incident. taylor was indicted last month for allegedly lying about what happened. >>> another big story this morning could affect anyone who has an apple device such as an iphone or ipad. a hacker group says it stole personal information about owners from and fbi laptop. what does this mean for you. melanie a.m. wick has the details. >> that's right. we are getting more developments as the days go on fining out exactly where this information came from, who is responsible for it. apple itself has not commented on it. the group that says it did the hacking calls itself antisec or antisecurity and they say their mission is to steal and leak classified government information. we want to show you where this information first came out. they are loosely affiliated with the group anonymous and so they tweeted this out a couple of days ago and it just got bigger after that saying they had basically stolen all of these
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